Administrator can create a note for each PC and browse, search easily.
Administrator can create a note for each PC in the PC Details Window, and edit/view later.
2-6-2. Browsing, Searching View > Browse Notes, Ctrl+N
Notes are accessible by the Browse Notes window. In this window, you can view, edit, delete, search notes.
Administrator can create reports for fetched hardware, software inventory data.
This is a simple list of hardware data. HTML, CSV, Tab separated formats are available.
- Hardware Statistics Report
This is a statistics of each hardware types. HTML, Tab separated formats are available. This report can be used to identify which PC needs to be upgraded, providing information on the ratio of specific hardware asset.
This is a simple list of installed software data and it's user. HTML, CSV, Tab separated formats are available.
- Software Statistics Report
This is a ranking of installed softwares. HTML, Tab separated formats are available. This report can be used to identify how many PC installed an essential software or not, illegal software or not.
This report contains all data fetched/created by SMP in HTML format. Administrator can find a specific PC data easily with defined grouppings. This can be used to share the entire inventory data with other staffs.
This report contains all data fetched/created by SMP in XML format. Administrator can use this file to transfer data to other application program.
XML tag structure using in SMP
HyperText Markup Lauguage
HTML is a markup language designed for the creation of web pages with hypertext and other information to be displayed in a web browser.
For more details about HTML, visit http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/
A file format used primarily to transfer basic data between databases and spreadsheets. Each line (up to the carriage return) is considered a record. Fields within each record are divided by a comma. Each line must have the same number of fields (commas). If a comma or leading and/or trailing blanks appear in any field value the field must be enclosed by quotes (") to indicate the information is data and not a field divider.
Can be edited by most spreadsheet program. (e.g. Microsoft Excel)
Each records are divided by a TAB character. This can be edited by most spreadsheet programs. (e.g. Microsoft Excel)
Extensible Markup Language
XML is a W3C-recommended general-purpose markup language for creating special-purpose markup languages, capable of describing many different kinds of data. In other words, XML is a way of describing data. An XML file can contain the data too, as in a database. It is a simplified subset of Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). Its primary purpose is to facilitate the sharing of data across different systems, particularly systems connected via the Internet.
For more details about XML, visit http://www.w3.org/XML/
2-8. Searching Softwares and Users View > Software: User View, Ctrl+B
Administrator can search specific softwares installed on the Clients and it's users easily by S/W:User View window.
Browse software names and if you find a software need to check, double-click the name and you will see the installed PCs in the main window.
You can find a specific software by entering search keyword. Searching is case-insensitive and the following software data will be searched,
- Software name
- Version *
- Publisher *
- Install location *
- Registered customer/company *
- Product ID (serial no.) *
- Install date *
- Estimated size *
* Not all software includes these data
When you finish the process, select View > Display (Ctrl+I) to restore the PC data display in the main window.
2-9. Checking Modifications
SMP detects, stores modification of hardware and software data when it fetched to the Server and you can browse it easily.
The above icon at the bottom of Server window indicates that the hardware modification detected. You can check the list by selecting View > Hardware Modifications (F5) in the menu.
Please note that SCSI and Media Card are changed frequently by the Windows. You may ignore changes of them in most cases.
You can also select H/W items to check modifications at Fetch > H/W Modification Detection Option in the menu.
The above icon at the bottom of Server window indicates that the software modification detected. You can check the list by selecting View > Software Modifications (F12) in the menu.
- Modifications Details of a PC
In the PC Details Window, you can also check modifications of the PC by pressing Software Mod. and Hardware Mod. button.
2-10. Data Backup
To backup SMP Server database,
- Open data folder in advance by Application > Open Data Folder in the menu.
- Close Server.
- Copy all files and sub-directories of data folder to backup device.
2-11. Communication Setup Application > Communication Setup
This enables you to set a filter not to accept PCs from a specific IP address group. e.g. if you enter 232.225 for IP address prefix, the following PC will be denied to be connected:
This enables you to change SMP Server's IP address and communication port number. By changing this information, the connected PC will be affected directly. e.g. if you change the IP address of server, connected clients will disconnect and try to connect to the new IP address.
If you changed the port number, you need to re-start SMP Server to apply.
2-12. Log Application > Logs
Log files are simple text format and you can access directly via Windows Explorer to backup, delete, search, etc.
File name format: YYYY-MM-DD.log
File content format: SHH24:MI:SS@Message
- S means success (F means failure)
- HH24:MI:SS means time that log created
- @ is a separator, Message contains details